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Kids may understand love better than you



Love can be defined in may different ways, yet, it sometimes seems like we forget how to express it to others.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Life goes on: Why I didn't tell my dying father 'goodbye'

It was about this time of year when I saw my father for the last time.

April 07, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive

In the span of a week, legislation aimed at protecting individual religious freedoms — adopted by a near unanimous Congress more than two decades ago and present in 20 states — went from benign measures with broad support to being attacked as a new "license to discriminate."

April 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Passover: An ancient and modern celebration

In several weeks, the Jewish community from around the world will celebrate the commencement of Passover, one of the oldest of the Jewish festivals. The celebration is held to honor God and remember His deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh after 400 years of slavery. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, and God sent ten plagues to humble the Egyptians. The term “Passover” derives from the last plague, the night the destroying angel “passed over” all the doors that had been coated with lamb’s blood, thereby protecting the first-born sons inside. It comes from the Hebrew word ...

April 07, 2015 | Whitney Laycock FamilyShare | Faith


7 songs you didn't know were about Jesus

With the release of Sufjan Steven’s seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell,” all eyes are on depictions of Christian belief in popular music. Stevens has made quite the name for himself by being a critical force within the ever-fickle indie-music scene, who doesn’t shy away from inserting his religion into music.

April 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


The bold declaration of the empty tomb

I am excited about the Easter celebration. As you are reading this article, perhaps you are celebrating or preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

April 06, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Easter, Passover summon faithful to worship, celebration

As Roman Catholic and Protestant observances of Good Friday coincide with the first night of Jewish Passover celebrations, even occasional worshippers are noting the season.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Lives 'resurrected' at rescue missions, reaching addicted, homeless

Easter, when the world's Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, has an intensely personal meaning for Harold Eansor, a 69-year-old recovering alcoholic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

April 05, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Who is Jesus Christ to you?

During this time of year, we hear a lot about the one called Jesus Christ.

April 04, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The best news of all

It is Easter Week, which some traditions refer to as Holy Week. Throughout the week, perhaps you have had the opportunity to attend worships services that reflect the events leading up to Resurrection Day.

April 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Muslim population to pull close to Christians worldwide by 2050, survey says

Christianity’s claim as the world’s top religious affiliation may be more tenuous by the middle of this century, a report released Thursday revealed.

April 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Growth is a must for Christians today

It is important that children of God grow in knowledge and faith as they seek to serve God. Peter wrote: "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen" (2 Peter 3:18).

April 02, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Why one family puts down their cellphones, car keys and pens once a week

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why one family puts down their cellphones, car keys and pens once a week

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Famous Christian singer worries about the impact of entertainment on youths — so he's taking action

Popular Christian singer Luke Smallbone believes that too many people today are being negatively affected by the entertainment they're consuming.

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


New research explores the unpopularity of Muslims and atheists

Nearly half of Americans say atheists (40 percent) and Muslims (45.5 percent) contradict their vision of the United States, according to new research on ...

September 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Conservative activists launch petition against NCAA over transgender bathroom dispute

A conservative, pro-family organization is taking aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's decision to pull championship events out of North Carolina — a decision ...

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


CEO's father told her to fail

Have you ever considered telling your children to fail?

September 26, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith


Massachusetts government issues transgender guidance — and what it says about churches has some worr

Critics of a transgender rights bill signed into law by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker earlier this summer have launched full-swing into a repeal campaign to ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Muslim teen is on a quest to create a hijab-themed emoji — here's her story

A Muslim teen has issued a passionate appeal to the organization that oversees the creation of emojis, proposing a number of symbols that represent her ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


4 responses to Tim Kaine's claims about Genesis 1, gay marriage and the Catholic Church

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine ignited a firestorm with his claim that he believes the Catholic Church will eventually abandon its current opposition to ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Has this pastor 'discovered the secret' to reaching millennials?

Some churches in the District of Columbia have uncovered the "secret" to reaching millennials — or so proclaims the headline of a recent Washington Post story.

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The answer is at your fingertips

As human beings we are always wanting answers to a variety of life's questions. It's kind of like a slogan used several years ...

September 24, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Listen to God

Recently I was sitting in a football stadium when my phone rang. Honestly, the only reason I knew that it rang was that I felt ...

September 23, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


God's way leads to heaven

God's word teaches that a person can know what is right and what is wrong. When Jesus was on the earth, there were those ...

September 22, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What an autistic boy typed on his iPad shocked his mother — and sparked questions about heaven

When Tahni Cullen saw what her 7-year-old son had typed on his iPad, she was absolutely stunned.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. Civil Rights Commission chairman says religious freedoms 'stand for nothing except hypocrisy'

The nation's top agency tasked with monitoring, enhancing and making recommendations on civil rights policies released a controversial new report on Thursday proclaiming that ...

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Economic impact of religion: New report says it's worth more than Google, Apple and Amazon combined

If U.S. religion was its own country, it would be the 15th largest economy in the world, according to a new study that presents ...

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Here's how the U.S. government plans to tackle religious discrimination in public schools

In the midst of a presidential campaign where religion — particularly Islam — has been a major point of discussion, the U.S. Department of Education has ...

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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